15th ANNUAL

 

Thanks to Kevin Brown and Jerry Bures of Buckhead Life for donating their time and amazing event space to carry on the tradition another year.

THE

COOKOFF

Supporting children's health, education, and welfare through the efforts of organizations with impact.

When  

Monday, February 22, 2021

5:00 – 7:00 pm

Where 

Chops Lobster Bar

70 West Paces Ferry Rd.

Atlanta, GA 30305

In 2021, the 15th Annual Chili for the Children will again support Make-A-Wish Georgia!  Since 1995, Make-A-Wish® Georgia has been granting the wishes of local children facing critical illnesses. More than 20 years later, nearly 8,000 lives have experienced the impact of a life-changing wish. Make-A-Wish Georgia is a movement to renew families and communities disrupted by serious childhood illness. We all have the power to make wishes come true. To learn how you can become a part of the story, join us on Monday, February 22 where it all began – Chops Lobster Bar.

 

Due to the pandemic, Chili for the Children will look a little different this year. Rather than our traditional gathering, we’re having award-winning chefs prepare chili for your at-home tasting!

 

Your donation of $100 includes a trio of chili servings for 2 prepared by Atlanta’s top chefs and the option to:

  1. Drop by the Lobster Bar to enjoy a cocktail, grab your chili, and celebrate 15 years (the first cocktail is on us!) – or –

  2. Tell us to "keep the calories and the money" because it’s just for the children!

100% of the proceeds will go to Make-a-Wish!

As an added incentive for local corporate engagement, Make-A-Wish America will be matching donations made in support of Make-A-Wish Georgia, so your gift will have double the impact on children within our state!

 

PURPOSE

All contributions directly support

KIDS & FAMILIES IN NEED

To date, Chili for the Children has raised over $300,000 for:

Atlanta Community Food Bank

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF)

Literacy Volunteers of Atlanta

Literacy Action

Literacy Alliance of Metro Atlanta

 

Because of the generosity of our donors, 100% of every dollar raised has been contributed to the cause.  

OPTIONS

Please help make this year’s Chili for the Children
event another success!

Prefer to mail a check?  No problem!

 

Make it payable to “Chili for the Children” and mail to:

Chili for the Children, attn: Jany Brown

3455 Peachtree Road, Suite 1700

Atlanta, GA  30326

All proceeds from this event will be donated to the supported 501 (c)(3) organizations. A receipt is available to download here.

 
Donation

Keep the calories and the money! This is just for the children!

 

Click the arrow below to make a donation.

 

PAST EVENTS

PAST WINNERS

2020

  • 1st Place — Karen Atkins 

  • People’s Choice — Linda Smith & Jeremy Mulderick 

 

2019 

  • 1st Place — Karen Atkins 

  • People’s Choice — Chef Andy Norcia

 

2017

  • 1st Place — "Bad to the Bones", BONES, Pro

  • 2nd Place — "Chili con Carne" Ben Carden, Amateur

  • 3rd Place — "White Chip Chili", Manchester Arms, Pro

  • People's Choice — "The Most Interesting Chili in the World" Julie & Jansen Bailey, Amateur​

2016

  • Julian Baker,  103 West (Pro Category)

  • Julie & Jansen Bailey (Amateur Category)

 

Judges:

  • Mary Moore & Tamiera McNeil — The Cook's Warehouse

2015

  • 1st Place — Mike Davis, Devils Brew

  • 2nd Place — Emmett Cloud, Chico's Chuckwagon Chili

  • 3rd Place — Linda Smith, Mountain Man Chili

  • People's Choice — Linda Smith, Mountain Man Chili

 

Judges: 

  • Mary Moore — The Cook's Warehouse

  • Doug Turbush — SEED Kitchen & Bar

  • Brad James — Atlanta Barbeque Festival

2014

  • 1st Place — Mike Davis

  • 2nd Place — Bob Magin

  • 3rd Place — Alisa Bennett-Hart

  • People's Choice — Chris Brown

 

Judge: 

  • Pano I. Karatassos (Executive Chef of Kyma)

2013

  • 1st Place — Mike Davis

  • 2nd Place — Chris Brown

  • 3rd Place — Lou Corsetti

  • People's Choice — Mike Davis

Judge:

  • Chef Todd Mussman (Local Three, Muss & Turners, Eleanor’s)

2012

  • 1st Place — Dawn Duggan

  • 2nd Place — Emmett Cloud

  • 3rd Place — Cecil Hutchins

  • People's Choice — Greg Sharpless

Judge:

  • Chef Kevin Rathbun (Rathbun’s Restaurants)

2011

  • 1st Place — Greg Sharpless

  • 2nd Place — Cecil Hutchins

  • 3rd Place — Dawn Duggan

  • People's Choice — Mike Davis

 

Judges: 

  • Liz White (Atlanta Parent Magazine)

  • Chef John Robinson

  • Chef Mike McGirr

  • Robb Dillon (New York Butcher Shoppe)

2010

  • 1st Place — Dawn Duggan

  • 2nd Place — Cecil Hutchins

  • 3rd Place — Jason Adams

  • People's Choice — Jackie Moore

Judges:

  • Catherine Dyer (Actress)

  • Chef Ryan Delesandro (Nava)

  • John Robinson (Hill Street Tavern)

  • Chef Doug Turbush (Bluepointe)

  • Anna-Kathryn Robinson (Manchester Arms)

2009

  • 1st Place — Emmett Cloud

  • 2nd Place — Greg Sharpless

  • 3rd Place — Cecil Hutchins

  • People's Choice — Paige Garrigan

Judges: 

  • Chef John Robinson (Manchester Arms)

  • Chef Doug Turbush (Bluepointe)

  • “Souper Jenny” Levinson

  • Tom Sullivan (Atlanta personality & emcee)

2007

  • 1st Place — John Bishop

  • 2nd Place — Paige Garrigan

  • 3rd Place — Clint Calvert & Greg Sharpless

  • People's Choice — Sheila Mutz

Judges:

  • Chef Doug Turbush (Bluepointe)

  • Chef John Robinson (The Manchester Arms)

  • Brad Rubenstein (Whole Foods)

  • Amada Olsen (JDRF)

2006

  • 1st Place — Clint Calvert & Greg Sharpless

  • 2nd Place — Paige Garrigan

  • 3rd Place — Hyunah Lee & Kelly Brasher

  • People's Choice — Clint Calvert & Greg Sharpless

Judges:

  • Chef Doug Turbush (Bluepointe)

  • Chef Will Eudy (Chops)

  • Rob Shaw (JDRF)

  • Amanda Olsen (JDRF)

2005

  • 1st Place — Andrew Labas

  • 2nd Place — Robert & Caroline Masucci

  • 3rd Place — Clint Calvert & Greg Sharpless

  • People's Choice — Clint Calvert & Greg Sharpless

Judges:

  • Wes Moss (“Money Matters” Host)

  • Chef John Robinson (The Manchester Arms)

  • Justin Williams (JDRF)

  • Mary Kay Combes

 

 To receive more information about Chili for the Children or the selected charities, please contact Jany Brown.

 

Jany A. Brown, Chili for the Children

Atlanta GA  30326

chiliforthechildren@gmail.com